Our Savior Lutheran Church and School’s Youth ministry is thriving! Sunday morning Kids Church is in full swing and experiencing record attendance, nearly forty members of our Youth and family enjoyed a fabulous time at Disney’s Night of Joy, and earlier this summer 15 of our Youth and 5 Youth Leaders partnered with Extreme Faith to serve the community of St. Louis. While many organizations take the summer off as a time for play and relaxation, Our Savior was busy with our Youth activities.
Our summer kick-off was our Vacation Bible School. VBS 2015 used the Orange Curriculum, “Move”. According to Orange, the focus of “Move” is to meet people through video and storytelling whose lives changed direction once they encountered Jesus and to learn how we too, can Move. Each day had one main principle. Stories studied throughout the week included: The Shepherds (Luke 1:1-20), John the Baptist (Mark 1:1-11; John 1:19-34), The Calling of the Disciples (Luke 5:1-11; 27-32), Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10) and Nicodemus (John 3:1-21). More information about Move can be found here: http://summerxp.com/.
In addition to videos and storytelling, kids participated in arts & crafts, activities, games, and a zumba-like dance party every night. It was so much fun!
Lutheran Life Magazine featured Our Savior’s VBS 2015 in their August issue.
The article can be found on page 28 of Lutheran Life, 2015, Volume 4.